RENO — The Children’s Cabinet has received a donation of $382,455 worth of software from Microsoft to support the nonprofit’s Communication Collaborative Project, which strives to enhance electronic communications to expand collaboration among program staff and improve communication access for students enrolled in the Nell J. Redfield School of Life. The donation will ensure that the organization’s computer systems are up to date for the next three years, including software and licensing.
The School of Life is located at The Children’s Cabinet’s Wilbur D. May Youth Center at 777 Sinclair St. near downtown Reno. When the center opened in January 2011, it provided a place for children and families that included a teen drop-in center, three 21-computer workstation classrooms, a school engagement center, Cabinet Ink silk screening business and onsite work experience training. The donation from Microsoft will allow these programs to use up-to-date software while enhancing communications.
The computer costs saved by the donation will translate to savings for The Children’s Cabinet, which in turn is money that can be placed back into program operations that benefit the children and families who use the non-profit’s services, including providing food and shelter, crisis intervention and case management, academic support, tutoring, job training and transitional living, parenting classes and family counseling.
For more information, visit www.childrenscabinet.org.